Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wet weather delayed the final match of Dubai Tennis Championship

Defending champion Novak Djokovic will have to wait to defend his Dubai Tennis Championship title once again as rain halted final match on Saturday against Mikhail Youzhny. If wet weather did not interrupt in the match then the world No. 2 could easily win the title. The Serbian opponent Novak Djokovic won the first set by 7-5. No doubt, he faced a tough challenge by his opponent. It took 63 minutes to win the first set. Because of this fact you can mention this game topsy-turvy. In the second set, he was in benefit after taking 2-0 lead. When weather intervened again, he was 30-15 up in the third game. However, umpire Mohamed Lahyani announced that the court is too wet to play. Despite the workers hard working, the venue was not suitable to play anymore. Both players will have to wait for one more day to ensure the match result. Let us see if Novak Djokovic can hold his 17th ATP title.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Novak Djokovic will against Mikhail Youzhny in the Dubai Tennis Champions Final

Novak Djokovic needs only one victory to get the Dubai Tennis Champions trophy once again. To get the title he will have to face Mikhail Youzhny in the final round. Fans around the world can see a tough competitive between. I think you are eagerly waiting to see this game live on TV. To enjoy the match, you have to know the match start time. It is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM Eastern Time Saturday on 27th February 2010.

Novak Djokovic is the defending champion of this tournament. This thing has put some pressure on him. Let us see how he can handle this pressure and secure his victory. Mikhail Youzhny will not leave any stone unturned to win the title. He will try his best to make the match more competitive and exciting till the end. Betting odds say that Novak Djokovic has the most probability to win the trophy. However, nothing can say before. If you want to see the match winner then watch it live on TV.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Novak Djokovic defeated Ivan Ljubicic at the quarterfinal round of Dubai Tennis Championships

There is good news for Novak Djokovic fans as their second-seeded player in world ranking has moved into a semi-final round of Dubai Tennis Championships. He has beaten former top-five star Ivan Ljubicic 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the quarter final round. This victory came on the hardcourts at Dubai Tennis Stadium. In semi-final round Djokovic will face Marcos Baghdatis of Cypriot. It is predicted that Novak Djokovic will face tough challenge against Marcos Baghdatis. Marcos Baghdatis defeated German Michael Berrer 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

Novak Djokovic is the defending champion. He is eyeing for another successive trophy in this ground. He played a tough match against Ivan Ljubicic. He made her come back after losing the first set. However, He ensured his victory within three sets. He needs just two victories to get the title once again. Let us see if he can do it or not.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Novak Djokovic secured his place at the quarterfinal round

The second-seeded male tennis player Novak Djokovic is the defending champion of Dubai Tennis Championships. He is playing well in the Dubai Champions. This year he is playing in Dubai Championships to defend his title once again. However, it is not an easy task either. Recently, Novak Djokovic moved into the quarterfinal round of this much exciting tournament. He faced a tough challenge against Serbian opponent Viktor Troicki in group round. Djokovic defeated his opponent by 3-6, 6-4 and 6-2 on the hardcourts at Dubai Tennis Stadium. It was obviously a tough match for him. He impressed his fans after making his come back in the second set. He lost the first set 3-6 to Viktor Troicki. However, some great players like Andy Murray, Nikolay Davydenko and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have left out of this tournament from second round. I am eagerly waiting to see that who will get $2.233 million as prize money.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

India ensured ODI series victory after winning the second ODI match by 153 runs

Indian cricket team has ensured their ODI victory after winning the second ODI match against South Africa. India won the match by 153 runs. India has taken the 2-0 lead after winning the first two matches in a 3-match ODI series. India won the toss and decided to bat first. They scored 401 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their allotted overs. Indian master blaster batsman Sachin Tendulkar played superb innings. He has become the first batsman to have scored double century in ODI cricket. You should know that it was the second highest ODI score. In reply to Indian innings, South Africa got all out for 248 runs. Proteas players were unable to chase this score. AB de Villiers tried to make protest but there was no one who could support him. AB de Villiers scored not out 114 from 101 balls.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Roger Federer pulled out of Dubai tennis after lung infection

Lung infection forced Roger Federer to pull out of the ATP Dubai tennis championships this year. According to the ATP website, the top-seeded male tennis player Roger Federer picked up the infection last week. However, he went to doctor for check up and advised to take rest. Four times Dubai champion Roger Federer is expecting to make his return next week at the ATP World Tour Masters at Indian Wells which will start in March in 2010. The 28-year-old Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer won 16 Grand Slam titles in his tennis career and secured his top position for 268 weeks. If he would play this tournament and won the trophy then he could have gotten two-million-dollar as prize money. He was supposed to play against Julien Benneteau of France in the first round. However, it is obviously sad news for Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray because both these two 22-year-old players wanted to take revenge after defeating Roger Federer.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Venus Williams defended Dubai Championships title after defeating Victoria Azarenka

In my earlier post, I told you that Venus Williams will face Victoria Azarenka in the final round of Dubai Championships. This match has already finished and the result is that American contestant Venus Williams won the title once again. She defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3, 7-5 in the final match. This victory helped her to hold the trophy. Venus Williams got her 42nd singles title on the WTA Tour after winnings this match. However, it was closely competitive match between them. Though fifth seeded tennis player Venus Williams got an easy victory in the first set, she had to face a tough challenge by sixth seeded player Victoria Azarenka in the second round.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Venus Williams will face Victoria Azarenka in the final round of Dubai Tennis Championship 2010

Dubai Tennis Championship will be end with the final match which will be played between Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka. American contestant Venus Williams will face Belarus contestant Victoria Azarenka for the trophy. Fans are excitedly waiting to see who will win the trophy. Compare with Azarenka, Venus is much strong opponent and she has the possibility to win the trophy in this trophy. You know that Venus Williams is fifth seeded player in world ranked and her opponent Victoria Azarenka is sixth seeded player. As both players in good form, so we can hope to see a much competitive match between them.

Venus Williams defeated Israeli player Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-4 in semi-final round. On the other hand, Victoria Azarenka defeated Polish contestant Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-4 in another semi-final match.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nikolay Davydenko beats Feliciano Lopez at ABN-AMRO World Tennis

It was an exciting match between Nikolay Davydenko and Feliciano Lopez in ABN-AMRO World Tennis. However, Nikolay Davydenko won the match by 6-4, 6-2. Johannesburg champion Feliciano Lopez could not avoid his defeat against second seeded Davydenko. The duration of this match was just 75 minutes. It was Davydenko first match in this tournament and after winning this match he has moved through to the second round. Lopez tried his best and he expected to get career third title but Davydenko was a big obstacle against him. I have to admit that Nikolay Davydenko had got enough time to get used to the faster conditions of a newly-laid court. Tennis fans should eagerly wait to see how long Davydenko can proceed.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Novak Djokovic defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky and moved to the second round of Rotterdam Open

Novak Djokovic is a young promising Serbian tennis player. He is always considered as one of the favorite players in any tournament. However, this 22-year-old is now playing at the ABN-AMRO World Tennis (Rotterdam Open). He has moved through to the second round after defeating Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2, 4-1 in his opening match. He won the match early as his opponent had to retire because of knee injury. The match was played just 54 minutes. This victory proves that he is now totally fit. The world number two-seeded and top-seeded Serb player lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals of Australian Open 2010. Novak Djokovic is confidence to play well in this tournament.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Back Injury Forced Dinara Safina Withdraws from Dubai Tennis Championships

Dinara Safina is the second-seeded female tennis player in WTA ranking. She is the only female tennis player who hauled top position without winning any single Grand Slam trophy. However, this tennis player is now suffering from back injury. Because of her injury she can not take part in the upcoming Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. Dinara Safina made it clear by putting a statement in her official website where she said, “Unfortunately, I will not be able to play this year because of the back injury that's been bothering me since the end of last season.”

Dinara Safina was one of the most probable players who could win the Australian Open 2010 trophy. However, she could not make her dream became true because she had to take retirement in the fourth round game against Maria Kirilenko in Australian Open 2010. However, I wish that she will be recovered from injury soon and start playing tennis again.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Venus Williams is the owner of NFL football club Miami Dolphins

Venus Williams is a famous tennis player. She has made many records in her tennis career. Now, she is focusing on NFL football. No, she will not play football anymore. But her fans can see her as an owner of one of the famous NFL teams. Recently, she and her younger sister Serena Williams have become the media coverage after becoming the owner of one of the famous NFL teams Miami Dolphins. It shows the love and interest of these two tennis stars. They have become the first female African-Americans to hold the limited partnership this season. It is sure that their involve with football will help this game to be more popular and help the organizers to change the game.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Roger Federer said that fatherhood helps him to perform well in the Australian Open 2010

Top-seeded male tennis player Roger Federer is perhaps the first-time dad who won the Australian Open champion. When he was asked about his performance in the tennis court then he revealed that his twin daughters have positive effect on his play. If you look at her age then you should understand that her twin daughters influence him performing well. He also said to ESPN that having father and being married enhances everything. It is really surprising matter for me. But it is true because he won the Australian Open 2010 after the birth of her 6-month old daughters Charlene Riva and Myla Rose. He is still playing well at the age of 28. Recently he won his 16th Grand Slam trophy in Australian Open 2010. He will break the record of holding number one spot for long time. Winning the trophy at Melbourne he celebrated it with his close friends and campaign but he did not forget to stay with his daughters at night. It shows us that how careful he is as a father. It is his secret to play well and remain his form in the tennis court. If any player can follow him then he or she should get success in his or her life.

Roger Federer is not only a good player but also a good father and husband. I think that other players will be inspired by him.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Justine Henin Has Got Wildcard to Join Indian Wells Tennis

Top-seeded tennis players are waiting for another big tournament that is BNP Paribas Open. It will be held in Indian Wells, California. It is scheduled to start from 8 March to 21 March 2010. Former world number one Justine Henin has got wildcard to take part in this tournament. This 27-year-old Belgian tennis player is happy after getting a wildcard. She is hopeful about getting her first big trophy in this tournament. In the main draw of this tournament she joins along with Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and compatriot Kim Clijsters.

Justine Henin came out of retirement last year. She took part in the Australian Open 2010 and reached into the final round where she faced and lost to her USA opponent Serena Williams. I hope other Justine Henin expected to make dominance on WTA Tour. It is also true that her opponents will face a tough challenge to remain their existence in this tournament.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Roger Federer and Serna Williams Maintained Dominance in the Tennis Ranking

Both men’s and women’s tennis ranking have been updated after the end of Australian Open 2010. You can see some big changes in both ATP and WTA Tour ranking. Roger Federer and Serna Williams are taking top position in the ranking. Except it other nine players have been shuffled in the ranking. The most notable change is that world number 2 Rafael Nadal has slipped two steps down and has taken fourth position. His defeat against Andy Murray in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2010 let him down in the ranking. Andy Murray has been drafted in number 3 position. However, it should be noted that Rafael Nadal was suffering from knee injury. Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal in number two position.

Roger Federer will soon break Ivan Lendl’s record who remained his top position for 270 weeks. After winning 16th Grand Slam trophy in Australian Open, Roger Federer has overtaken Pete Sampras. He will also try to break Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks at No. 1.

Top-seeded Serna Williams has remained her dominance in the ranking. Her elder sister Venus Williams has moved to fifth position from sixth. Dinara Safina is taking the second position. Chinese player Li Na has involved in the top-10 ranking for the first time in her tennis career.

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